Victor Valdes Okays An 18-Month Deal With Man Utd

Former Barcelona goalkeeper, Victor Valdes has agreed a one-and-a-half-year contract with Manchester United.

The Spaniard, 32, has been making use of United’s training facilities at Carrington to recover from a serious knee injury.

Valdes won six La Liga and three Champions League titles with Barcelona, before leaving at the end of last season after seeing out his contract.

Victor Valdes Bids Barca Farewell, Thanks His Coaches, Colleagues and Fans.
Victor Valdes Bids Barca Farewell, Thanks His Coaches, Colleagues and Fans.

His arrival places a cloud of uncertainty about the future of reserve goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard at Old Trafford.

Meanwhile United are confident first-choice goalkeeper David de Gea, whose current contract is due to expire in summer 2016, will put pen to paper on an extension.

Valdes announced quitting the Camp Nou at the end of the 2013-14 season, but his departure came a little earlier after he tore his anterior cruciate ligament, an injury that kept him out of the World Cup.

Lindergaard, 30, a £3.5m signing from Norwegian club Aalesunds FK in 2011 has managed 19 Premier League appearances till date.

United’s other goalkeeping options are 21-year-old Sam Johnstone, who is on loan at Doncaster, and 24-year-old Ben Amos.

Man United are third in the Premier League, nine points behind joint leaders Chelsea and Manchester City.

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